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Paul Albert Plaschke (Kentucky/ Indiana, 1880-1954) oil on canvas landscape, depicting a cluster of low hanging trees near the bank of a small body of water, under a light blue, partly cloudy sky. Signed PLASCHKE lower left. Housed in giltwood frame. Sight – 19 1/4"H x 25 3/8"W. Framed – 25 1/4"H x 31 3/8"W. Biography: (Courtesy of AskArt: The Artists' Bluebook) : Paul Albert Plaschke, a native of Germany, achieved recognition as a political cartoonist through his work at the Evening Post, Louisville Times and Courier-Journal newspapers in Louisville through the 1920s and at The Herald Examiner in Chicago in the 1930s. His work as a cartoonist helped him earn a livelihood but conflicted with his ambitions as a painter; however, his reputation as an Impressionist landscape painter earned him a place at major American art exhibitions in the East and Midwest, including the Hoosier Salon. Plaschke was a founder of the Louisville Art Academy and was instrumental in the beginnings of the Speed Art Museum. He was a student of George Luks at the Art Students League in New York. Provenance – Lexington, Kentucky area collection. Condition: Overall excellent condition with surface grime, minor paint chip, lower right. CONDITION: Overall excellent condition with surface grime, minor paint chip, lower right.